01 March 2021

The 20th Century High-Rise as Heritage: Notes on a Teaching Experience of the Adaptive Reuse of the Metropolo

Plácido González Martínez, Tongji University

The adaptive reuse of 20th-century high-rise architecture poses important questions about the prevalence of authorized discourses in the heritage conservation field. Based on a two-year...

01 March 2021

From Fragmented Development to Three-Dimensional and Coordinated Development - Research on Renewal Strategies

Minghui Xue & Yiming Su & Jiayu Hu

In Harbin, a network of underground commercial spaces has been developed to occupy spaces that were originally created as civil defense shelters. With the gradual...

23 September 2020

The Tall Building Strategically Reconsidered— Seattle 2030: The Post-Crisis Tower

Ro Shroff, 3MIX

The current perception of a post-COVID world is highly divisive and despairing. The “death of the tall building” is touted by prognosticators as a fait...

01 August 2020

The Three-Dimensional Urbanism of Raffles City Chongqing

Christopher Mulvey, Safdie Architects

Resembling a fleet of sailing ships on the river, Raffles City Chongqing (RCCQ) symbolizes both the city’s noble trading past and its future as one...

30 January 2020

Determinism, Integration, and Articulation Lead Up to a Landmark

Brian Lee, Thomas Kinzl, Inho Rhee & Ronald Johnson, SOM

Completed in 2019, the Tianjin Chow Tai Fook (CTF) Finance Centre is currently the seventh-tallest building in the world, tied with the Guangzhou CTF Finance...

30 January 2020

Tall Buildings’ Lower Public Spaces: Impact on Health and Behavior

Yu Ye, Zhendong Wang, Nannan Dong & Xihui Zhou, Tongji University

Tall buildings unquestionably need to improve their impact on the urban habitat. A human-focused approach to measuring the social impact of tall buildings’ ground conditions,...